Capitols Draft 19 Players in Phase II Draft

Capitols Draft 19 Players in Phase II Draft

Middleton, WI – The Madison Capitols participated in the 2019 USHL Phase II Draft on Tuesday, selecting 19 players in the draft. Madison drafted 16 forwards, three defensemen, and one goaltender, including picking three times in the first round.

The Phase II Draft consisted of 23 rounds and is open to players of all ages eligible to play junior hockey and are not currently protected by another USHL team. Teams have 45 spots on a roster; this includes players that were previously on a team’s Affiliate List. The Capitols had 19 total picks, with the remaining 26 spots occupied by returning players and affiliates from last year.

As the Capitols approached their first pick at the #4 slot (following a trade with Waterloo late last week), Madison swapped picks with the Lincoln Stars. In exchange for the #4 overall pick, Madison received the 11th and 12th picks in the draft, as well as future considerations.

“These players we drafted today have some big shoes to fill next year,” says head coach Garrett Suter. “A lot of the guys have never played junior hockey before, but we believe they are ready to step up to the challenge and produce from day one.”

The full list of Capitols selections is below:

1st Round, 7th Overall Pick:
William Margel | Forward | Potomac, MD (Selects Academy 18U)
*University of New Hampshire Commit*

1st Round, 11th Overall Pick:
Davis Pennington | Defenseman | Saline, MI (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights)
*University of Nebraska – Omaha Commit*

1st Round, 12th Overall Pick:
Ayrton Martino | Forward | Toronto, MD (St. Michael’s Buzzers)
*Clarkson University Commit*

2nd Round, 17th Overall Pick:
Stepan Pokorny | Forward | Brno, CZE (Aberdeen Wings)
*Ferris State University Commit*

2nd Round, 27th Overall Pick:
Liam Malmquist | Forward | Edina, MN (Edina High School Hornets)

4th Round, 46th Overall Pick:
Trevor Kukkonen | Forward | Maple Grove, MN (Maple Grove HS Crimson)
*Michigan Tech University Commit*

5th Round, 74th Overall Pick:
Ricky Lyle | Forward | Duluth, MN (Duluth High School Greyhounds)

6th Round, 78th Overall Pick:
Kosta Manikis | Forward | Toronto, ON (Toronto Jr. Canadiens)
*Clarkson University Commit*

6th Round, 89th Overall Pick:
Mattiah Sholl | Goalie | Hermosa Beach, CA (Fairbanks Ice Dogs)
*Led NAHL in GAA and Save % last season*

6th Round, 91th Overall Pick:
Garrett Szydlowski | Forward | Brighton, MI (Little Caesars 16U)

7th Round, 105th Overall Pick:
Coltan Wilkie | Defenseman | Omaha, NE (Corpus Christi IceRays)
*Colorado College Commit*

8th Round, 110th Overall Pick:
Hunter Weiss | Defenseman | Lake Forest, IL (Chippewa Steel)
*University of Notre Dame Commit*

9th Round, 129th Overall Pick:
Alex Trombley | Forward | Howell, MI (Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 18U)
*Ohio State University Commit*

10th Round, 140th Overall Pick:
Zach Dean | Forward | St. John’s, NL (Toronto Nationals MMAAA)

11th Round, 156th Overall Pick:
Gustav Müller | Forward | Timrå, SWE (Leksands IF J20)

13th Round, 186th Overall Pick:
Nathan Mann | Forward | Hilton, NY (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U)

14th Round, 201th Overall Pick:
Jonny Hippen | Forward | Middleton, WI (Madison Capitols 16U)
*3rd Madison Capitol AAA taken in the past two days*

15th Round, 216th Overall Pick:
Patrick (PJ) Noonan | Forward | Wheaton, IL (Chicago Young Americans 16U)

16th Round, 129th Overall Pick:
Michael Woll | Forward | O’Fallon, MO (St. Louis Blues AAA 15’s)
*Younger brother of Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Pick, Joseph Woll*

With the conclusion of the 2019 Phase II Draft, the Capitols 45-man roster is set heading into main camp. Make sure to follow the Madison Capitols across all our social media to keep up to date with all the latest news and transactions.

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